Did you know...In the mid 1600s, pro-birth measures were put in place to encourage population growth in New France. Allowances were granted to familes with ten or more children. Bonuses were provided to men who married before age 20 and to women who married before age 16. Free education was promised to the 26th child! (Yes, the 26th child.)
Source: History of Quebec for Dummies by Eric Bedard, published by John Wiley & Sons, Canada, Ltd.
Monument dedicated to Pierre Tremblay and Ozanne Achon, ancestors of the Tremblays of America located in L'Ange-Gardien, Montmorency, QC, Canada
Laforest, Thomas J., Our French Canadian Ancestors, Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre, 1984
The Tremblay name originates in France in the Normandy region. The earliest known Tremblay is Bernard de Tremblay who died in 1155. Next we find records in 1167 of a Guillaume de Tremblay who made a gift of a vast domain of land to the Trappist monastery. Then we skip to Gervais du Tremblay, a blacksmith, who built a forge on lands adjoining the Trappist monastery in Tourouvre, Perche, France. His descendants continued in this occupation in some line for several generations. One Tremblay of distinction is Father Joseph Tremblay, a man of great influence in the Richelieu administration in the early 1600's.. He was known as the confidant and lifelong associate of one of France's greatest statesman (Quarterly Review, April 1896). The forefather of Tremblay's in the New World was Pierre Tremblay. He was born at Saint-Malo de Randonnai about 1626. He came to Canada in August 1647. We are the largest family in North America that can trace their ancestry to one man.
Statue dedicated to founders of Baie St Paul, Quebec
He married Ozanne Achon
2 October 1657
in Québec (Quebec), Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
The couple had (at least) 12 children.
was born 18 July 1633
in La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France
She died 24 December 1707
in L'Ange-Gardien, Montmorency, Québec, Canada
She was the daughter of Jean-Isaac Achon and Hélène Regourde dite Regnaud.
Pierre Tremblay died abt. 14 April 1687
in L'Ange-Gardien, Montmorency, Québec, Canada.
Quebec, Genealogical Dictionary of Canadian Families (Tanguay Collection), 1608-1890 (in French) Quebec, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967 U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s
1660 - Adam Dollard des Ormeaux and about sixty others withstand an attack by over 500 Iroquois at Long Sault (May). It is traditionally said that the small party fights so well that the Iroquois decide not to attack Montréal.
Histoire de la paroisse de l'Ange-Gardien "L'an 1664, le dix-huitième jour d'octobre, à l'issue de la messe célébrée dans la maison de Jean Trudelle, en conséquence de la convo cation par deux fois réitérée par M. des Maize- rets y faisant pour lors les fonctions curiales, par l'ordre de Monseigneur l'illustrissime révé- rendissime Evêque d...Read MORE...
1666 - The Carignan-Salières regiment destroys five Mohawk villages, eventually leading to peace between the Iroquois and the French.
Census of 1667 by Marcel Gelinas The ancestor of the most prolific of French Canadian families is listed here as a resident of Cote de Beaupre. He is Pierre Tremblay, age 40 and his wife Anne Ozanne Achon is 35. With them are five young children but more will follow.
Pierre Tremblay has more descendents in North America than any...Read MORE...
1667 - Filles Du Roi Arrive October 27: One hundred and nine (109) young ladies (Filles du Roi) arrived in Quebec from Dieppe and La Rochelle; 84 from Dieppe, 25 from La Rochelle. Only 15-20 were from good families, several a...Read MORE...
1668 - The Carignan-Salières regiment is recalled to France, but several hundred choose to remain behind, many in return for local seigneuries.
1670 - The Hudson's Bay Company is founded by royal charter and, underwritten by a group of English merchants, is granted trade rights over Rupert's Land -- i.e., all territory draining into Hudson Bay (May 2).
1689 December 5, 1689, at the marriage of his daughter Louise, Ozanne Achon is called widow of the late Pierre Tremblay . It appears last on the marriage of his daughter Margaret, April 24, 1687. The autumn of 1688 was that of one great epidemic which caused almost 1,400 victims. His wife is also mention...Read MORE...
A Prolific Canadian Family Creates Identification Problems by Harman W. Nichols ARVIDA, QUE. MAY 6 (UP) - This section of Quebec is home of the fabulous Tremblay tribe.
There are more Tremblays hereabouts than there are Roosevelts in N.Y., Smith in Illinois, or fish in a well-stocked pond.
The Tremblay clan can trace it's family tree to the gentleman named Pierre Tremblay...Read MORE...
Canada, Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current Find A Grave Memorial# 65121612
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